Monday, September 14, 2015

Acorn and Crow Cross-Stitch Pin

Last month, I featured my Busy Bees Cross-Stitch Pin on my blog. Today--as promised--I'm sharing my Acorn and Crow pin. This design started out as a cute but plain acorn, and then I thought--why don't I hide a little crow inside? I don't often use half- or quarter-stitches in my designs, but I used them here to keep the crow from looking too boxy.

Like the bee pin, this design uses 18-count antique white Aida and three colors of DMC floss--310 Black, 420 Dark Hazlenut Brown, and 3820 Dark Straw. You can use the chart below, or click here to download a free printable chart.

Acorn and Crow Cross-Stitch   ©2015 Kathleen Berlew

I mounted the finished embroidery in a pin setting from the Etsy shop Kailea, but you can also use another setting.

This pin was featured in the Fall 2014 issue Craft Ideas magazine.


  1. SO adorable, Kathleen! Now I can't decide if I like this one or the busy bees better.... Thank you so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you again this weekend.

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  2. I'm always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. This is so darling! Loving the button details:)